The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program has donated $3,000 to the Friends for the Wildlife Corridor (www.friendsofthewildlifecorridor.org ) in sponsorship of Rio Reforestation 2015. Rio Reforestation is an annual public tree-planting event hosted by the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge for the past 24 years.
On October 17, 2015, up to 1,000 volunteers will travel to the Refuge’s Ranchito tract north of San Benito, cropland acquired by the Refuge and important to the development of a migration corridor for the endangered ocelot, and these volunteers will plant about 22,000 seedlings in order to re-establish native habitat required by the many federally listed endangered and threatened species endemic to the area.
The Go Zero Program is also supporting a tree-planting project in Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge; for more information, see this web page .
For more information about Rio Reforestation 2015, see this web page .